Thursday, April 5, 2012

Peas & Potatoes

Woo Hoo!  We are now in full blown vegetable garden season.  After the shop closed, I picked the first little batch of peas that were ready.  There are so few we'll just shell them and eat 'em raw.  Then I couldn't help myself.  I just had to dig around the potatoes to see if we had any keepers --and voila!--we had some.  Time to boil the water!

I'm usually the last one expected to give a helpful kitchen tip, but here's a good one I picked up.  (It's on my mind as I also put some of the girl's eggs on to boil.)--  If you're making hard boiled eggs add plenty of salt to the water and the eggs will peel like a dream.  Now I don't mean just a pinch of salt.  Add like a tablespoon--go ahead, salt's cheap.  I don't know why it works, but it does.


  1. The potatoes look yummy! My dad was a potato farmer and he said the best potatoes are "reds". Thanks for the tip with the salt; will have to try that next time I am craving egg salad! No Easter eggs here, grandchildren live in Washington.

  2. Hey Mary Ann, good to hear from you! Was it fun to grow up on a farm or just a whole lot of work? I LOVE just about anything potato, but the reds are my favorite too, especially if I'm just going to boil 'em.

  3. I LOVE new potatoes. Memories of my Dad digging them out of the hay/garden and boiling them and we would just pop them in butter and salt and our mouths. Yum.